Santa Clarita: Located just 35 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, the Santa Clarita Valley is quickly becoming Southern California’s premier destination as a great place to live, work and play. Residents enjoy an abundance of housing options, low crime, world-class recreational facilities, award-winning schools, one of Los Angeles County’s largest business parks and 60 miles of pristine trails throughout the community. In addition to some of the State’s most coveted golf courses, charming wine lounges, an impressive selection of dining and shopping venues, live music events, and a rich western heritage, Santa Clarita blends its small-town charm with the sophistication of a larger urban center.
The city of Santa Clarita is the third largest city in Los Angeles County with a population of close to 180,000 within the city limits. It is also the eighteenth largest city in the state of California. It is bounded on the west by the Golden State Freeway (I-5). The Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14) runs northeast-southwest through an irregular east border, and the Newhall Pass is the city’s southernmost point. The Santa Clarita Valley is close to the beach cities and the mountains, so our location, just north of the San Fernando Valley, is perfect for every lifestyle.
Santa Clarita was incorporated in December 1987 as the union of several previously existing communities: Canyon Country, Newhall, Saugus, and Valencia. The adjacent unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County that are not within the jurisdiction boundaries of the City of Santa Clarita are Agua Dulce, Acton, Stevenson Ranch, Val Verde and Castaic.
Besides attracting top businesses to the Santa Clarita Valley, such as Disney, ABC Studios, Advanced Bionics, and Princess Cruises, Santa Clarita was recognized by CNN Money Magazine as “one of the best places to live California.”
The Santa Clarita Valley has several unique neighborhoods ranging from entry level single family homes and condos to custom estates and gated communities. Each area has benefits to offer its residents. There are housing developments ideally located within walking distance to the prominent Westfield Valencia shopping center with its many designer shops and top-rated restaurants. Some neighborhoods have stunning hillside views or large lots while others are close to recreational amenities such as Castaic Lake. Our master planned communities in Valencia feature community pools, tennis courts, nearby parks, and bike & hiking trails. The paseos which run throughout these neighborhoods connect homeowners to the outdoor amenities that surround these homes.
Besides our highly acclaimed K-12 schools, College of the Canyons, the Master’s College and Cal Arts are located in the Santa Clarita Valley and are also recognized for their academic achievement. There are many entertainment venues including the COC Performing Arts Center, Canyon Theatre Guild, IMAX theatre, the Cowboy Poetry Festival, Concerts in the Park, weekly nightlife entertainment in Old Town Newhall (such as Senses, Revved Up and ArtSLAM,) and the very popular Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor attracting more than three million visitors annually.
With currently over 600 active listings throughout the Santa Clarita Valley, there is an opportunity to find a home that suits every buyer’s dreams. With an average sales price, according to Southland Regional Association of REALTORS®, for condos at $295,000 and average sales price for single family homes at $543,000, Santa Clarita remains a highly desirable location to live and an exceptional value for your home buying dollar. Realty Executives agents take pride in showing our buyers the abundant housing choices here in Santa Clarita. From new homes with state of the art features to larger family homes and custom estates, Santa Clarita has it all. Within our developing community, new construction is creating more housing options for all types of lifestyles, making now a great time to relocate to Santa Clarita.
We have in-house lender options to assist with pre-qualification for a loan, as well as in-house escrow officers to assure a smooth transaction. We have five offices throughout the Santa Clarita Valley area and would be happy to answer any questions you have about our community and the surrounding areas, as well as show you why Santa Clarita is a wonderful place to live, work and play.